EAGLE MOUNTAIN GOLF CLUB COMPLETES ENHANCEMENT PROJECT
By Brian Weis
Scottsdale, Ariz. (September 16, 2021) - Eagle Mountain Golf Club in Fountain Hills, Ariz. recently completed a four-month-long golf course renovation and enhancement project. The project, which began in mid-May, focused on enhancing agronomic conditions and bunker playability at the 25-year old property. Troon's Agronomy and Golf Course Development teams oversaw the planning and management of the project with Scottsdale-based Casa Verde Golf executing the work. With enhancements occurring during the slower summer months, the golf course did not close as crews worked around play.
The 18-hole Scott Miller-designed golf course originally opened for play in 1996. This summer's renovation and enhancement work focused on three areas: drainage, irrigation and bunkers. Drainage areas in approaches and landing areas were renovated to support turf health along with firmer and faster conditions. Bunkers were modified (some eliminated), reshaped and rebuilt incorporating a technically advanced drainage and liner system featuring Capillary Concrete. This new generation lining method increases the speed at which water flows through the bunker; minimizing washouts, reducing maintenance and producing superior playability. The new bunkers were refilled with premium 50:50 bunker sand (50 percent white and 50 percent tan blended together) and are expected to last for many years to come. Crews also improved various wash crossings and made landscape enhancements throughout the course. In addition, the Eagle Mountain agronomy team and Casa Verde Agronomic Solutions performed an extensive soil remediation project aimed improving long-term turf quality and playing conditions.
"We are extremely pleased with the results of the renovation and enhancement project at Eagle Mountain Golf Club," said Dave Nicholls, Senior Vice President of Science and Agronomy for Troon. "The team at Casa Verde Golf did an exemplary job with the bunker renovation and the irrigation enhancements, completing the project on time and under budget all while working around play."
The par-71, 6,800-yard course is located in the ravines and foothills of the McDowell Mountains just east of Scottsdale. In 2020, Eagle Mountain Golf Club moved under the Troon Golf brand and is now managed by the resort and daily-fee division of the leading golf management company.
"Congratulations to all involved in the improvements at Eagle Mountain Golf Club," said Troon's Executive Vice President of Managed Properties West Phil Green. "We believe these refinements will help elevate the club back to the top of both resident and visitor 'must play' lists."
For more information on Eagle Mountain Golf Club, visit www.eaglemtn.com or call 480-816-1234.
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Brian Weis is the Publisher of GolfTrips.com, a network of golf travel and directory sites including GolfWisconsin.com, GolfMichigan.com, ArizonaGolfer.com, GolfAlabama.com, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.
All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched GolfWisconsin.com. In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and GolfTrips.com was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like GolfTrips.com, GolfGuide.com and GolfPackages.com. It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.
On the golf course, Brian is known as a fierce weekend warrior that fluctuates between a 5-9 handicap. With a soft fade, known as "The Weis Slice", and booming 300+ drives, he can blast it out of bounds with the best of them.
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